USATF Level I Coaching School in San Antonio


Level 1 School

June 8-10, 2018
Drury Inn La Cantera - San Antonio, TX

School Director
Sue Humphrey

Registration Information

$205.00 - Pre-registration (received by midnight (EST) May 25, 2018)
$255.00 - Late and on-site registration (received after midnight (EST) May 25, 2018)

All online and onsite registrations require a credit or debit card for payment. No cash or personal checks will be accepted.

Click here to Register Online now. If you have problems registering online please contact the school director.

(A current USATF membership is required to register--please join online if you are not a member.)

All received registrations are posted on the Registration Status page (Once on the registration status page click on the school location in blue to view the registration list).

Refund policy:  1/2 of the registration fee ($ 102.50) will be refunded after the pre- registration deadline and no refund will be given after the start date of the school.

If you have any difficulties with the online registration process, please contact the School Director.

Any student requesting ADA accommodations must make that request at the time of completing the application/registration, and support the request with the appropriate documentation sent to the Director of Coaching, Said application/registration must be completed no later than six (6) weeks prior to the school opening in order to ensure the availability of any such reasonable accommodations or other required assistance during the Level 1 coaching school.


Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio (Near La Cantera Parkway)
15806 IH-10 West
San Antonio, TX 78249

Traveling East on I-10: Take Exit 556 B (Frontage Rd) and stay left when the road forks. Remain on the Access Rd through 2 lights and the hotel will be on right.

Traveling West on I-10: Take Exit 556 B (Frontage Rd) and stay left when the road forks. Turn left at 2nd stoplight (West Loop 1604) and then a left at the 1st traffic light (East Interstate 10). Stay on Frontage Rd through 1 more light and the hotel will be on right.

Traveling from San Antonio International Airport: Go south on Airport Blvd. Turn right onto NE Loop 410 and merge onto 1-410 W. Merge onto 1-10 W and take Exit 556 B (Frontage Rd). Stay left when the road forks, turn left at the 2nd light (1604 West), and then left at the 1st light (I-10 East). Stay on Frontage Rd through 1 more light and the hotel will be on the right.


Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio (Near La Cantera Parkway)
15806 IH-10 West
San Antonio, TX 78249

Rooms have been held for our group and to make reservations, please click here.

Please make your reservations by Tuesday, May 8, 2018 to receive your group rate.  Reservations made after this date will be subject to prevailing rate and availability.

Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to your group number 2333088.


Sue Humphrey: was the 2004 Head Women's Olympic Coach and has received the Nike Coach of the Year Award. She has had several years of experience coaching elite, collegiate, and high school athletes; including Charles Austin, the 1996 Olympic Gold medalist in the high jump. She is the only female coach to have NCAA champions in the high jump, long jump and triple jump. Sue currently is the field event coach at St. Stephen’s Episcopal High School (Austin, TX).  She holds USATF Level 2 certification in sprints/hurdles/relays .

Richie Mercado: is the St. John’s High School (Houston, TX) Head Track & Field Coach and has coached 30+ years. He recently earned his USATF Level 3 and IAAF Level V Elite Coach Diploma in the Jumps.  He also has a USATF Level 2 in the combined events and is the Jr. Coordinator for USA Heptathlon.  He serves as secretary of the NACACTFCA (North America, Central America and Caribbean Track & Field Coaches Association).
Cheryl Mitchell: is Level 2 certified in endurance, throws, jumps and sprints. She has been a Level 1 Instructor in the Houston area. With 29 years of coaching experience, she has coached multiple athletes who have gone on to compete at the collegiate level, including Raveyn Rogers.  She coaches girls’ cross country and track and field at the Kinkaid School (Houston, TX).


*Attendance at all classroom sessions required in order to receive access to the Level 1 exam - schedule subject to change.

Friday – June 8  
5:00-5:30 PM Registration
5:30-6:00 PM Introduction
6:00-7:00 PM Positive Coaching
7:00-8:00 PM Psychology
8:00-9:30 PM Training Theory
Saturday - June 9  
8:30-9:30 AM Physiology
9:30-10:30 AM Ethics and Risk Management
10:30-12:00 PM Bio-motor Training for Speed and Power Events
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:00-2:00 PM Biomechanics
2:00-5:30 PM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
5:30-6:30 PM Dinner (on your own)
6:30-9:30 PM Endurance/Racewalk

Sunday - June 10  
9:00-12:00 PM Jumps
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:00-4:00 PM Throws
4:15-4:30 PM Wrap up